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Auditions/Rehearsals

Douglaston Community Theatre is casting for the Broadway Thriller Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher at the Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue in Douglaston on Tues., March 13 and 15 at 8 p.m. and on Sat., March 17 at 1 p.m. Performances will be May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18 and 19. Call 516-338-6234.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra continues biweekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals begin at 7:45 p.m. 718-591-3456.

The Queens chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its membership. All men who enjoy singing, be they tenors, leads, baritones or basses, are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall at 74-15 175 St., Flushing. 718- 468-8416.

Art Shows/Art Classes

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston presents the Month of March Member Show from March 5 to March 30. The show's theme is "I See Me" and promises to be an exciting, creative exhibition. Hours of the League are from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Fridays. Reception is on Sun., March 18 at 2 p.m. There is never an admission charged to see League events. 718-224-4953.

Art classes are offered at t1he Cultural Arts Department of the Central Queens YM&YMHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5011.

Concerts

Anne Murray, "Canada's Songbird," will grace the stage at Westbury Music Fair on Sun., April 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $40. 212-307-7171.

Melding jazz, funk rock, soul and R&B, the Tower of Power and Average White Band will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., April 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College presents its first gala fundraising concert on Sun., March 4 at 3 p.m. at the Samuel J and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall. 718-997-3802.

Soft or loud performances sing in groups and as a chorus on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. under the direction of Evelyn Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at the the Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.

Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones, also known as The Monkees come to Westbury Music Fair on Sun., March 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $40. 212-307-7171.

The Greatest R&B performers together for Love Songs 2001 featuring The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Dramatics, The Chi-Lites, and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Saturday, April 21 at 8 pm. Tickets: $37.50. 212-307-7171.

Jazz Is Dead, an acoustic exploration into Grateful Dead's landmark recordings "Workingman's Beauty" and "American Beauty" starring Jeff Pevar, Alphonso Johnson, T Lavitz, and Rod Morgenstein with special guests Paul Barerre and Fred Tackett from Little Feat comes to Westbury Music Fair on Thurs. March 22 at 8 pm. Tickets: $32.50. 212-307-7171.

A blues jam session featuring guitarist Alan Burroughs, will take place at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College on Fri., March 9. Tickets: $5, $3. 718-482-5151. 718-482-5151.

B.B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $40. 212-307-7171.

Bethany Lutheran Church, 4808 915t Place, Elmhurst, presents "Angelic Voices for Christ" Gospel Choir in concert Sun., March 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets $5.718-592-3107.

The works of Mozart, Verdi, Haydn, Still and R. Strauss, featuring violinist soloist Allan Schiller, will be presented at the Newton Senior Center (Italian Charities Bldg.) 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst on Tues. March. 6 at 2:15 p.m.; Service Now for Adult Persons 80-45 Winchester Blvd., on Wed., March 14 at 1 p.m.; AARP of Auburndale Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St. on Mon., March 19 at 2 p.m.; Bell Park Jewish Center 231-10 Hillside Ave. on Thurs., March 22 at 1 p.m.; Hillcrest Jewish Center 183-02 Union Turnpike; Sun., March 25 at 2 p.m.; Samuel Fielf YM&YMHA, 59-20 Little Neck Parkway on Tues., March 27 at 11 a.m. and at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84 St., Howard Beach on Wed., April 18 at 1:15 p.m. 718-776-5914.

Mary Wilson and The Supremes, along with Dennis Edwards' Temptation Review, perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 212-307-7171.

The Bellerose-Floral Park Centre Lions Club presents its second annual Doo-Wop Concert to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation on Sat., March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Howard T. Herber Auditorium 75 Ocean Ave., Malverne. Featuring Lenny Cocco and the Chimes, the Dimensions, The Del-Vikings, Vito Picone and the Elegants and Steve Mitchell (A Touch of Elvis) hosted by WCBS FM 101.1's Don K. Reed. Tickets: $25. 516-437-2509.

Johnny Mathis, one of the most enduring figures in popular music, has recorded more than 100 albums, including many that have become milestones in 20th century popular culture. For the first time in three years, Mathis will perform his satin smooth vocals at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., March 2 and Sat., March 3. Both performances are at 8 pm. Tickets: 212- 307-7171.

Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan will grace the stage at Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., March 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

The third Doo-Wop Golden Oldies Concert will be presented Sat., March 31 at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross High School, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. The event will be hosted by Don K Reed of WCBS-FM 101.1 and will feature five Doo-Wop acts: The Classics, Passions, Mystics, Chantels, Emotions, and one Acapella Group. Tickets: $25. 718-224-1226.

Buster Poindexter brings his "Hot! Hot! Hot!" performance to Westbury Music Fair on Fri., March 9 at 8 p.m.. Tickets: $32.50. 212-307-7171.

Irish Candelight Cafe Night: Morningstar performs authentic Irish ballads, folk songs and love songs Sat., March 3 at 7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Fee: $15. 718-358-0067.

Up 'N Irish, a rousing celebration of all things Irish, comes to Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., March 8 at 8 p.m. with Andy Cooney, Brendan Grace and Dermot O'Brien. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

The Queens Museum of Art highlights a range of compelling glass works in an exhibition titled "Heart of Glass," on display through May 27. The seven international artists included in this survey take a conceptual and poetic approach to the medium while demonstrating its versatility. A kaleidoscope of shape, texture, color and size is employed by each artist to evoke visceral reactions to their themes of nature, science, folklore, myths, and history. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Dancing

Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Mondays for beginners from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Intermediates learn from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Admission: $5, $6. 718-358-0067.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents free line dance lessons every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Line Dancing with Steve is held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.

Israeli and Folk Dance Class will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209 St., and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

Ms. Mary Jo Anzel will do a floral watercolor demonstration on Fri., March 2, at 8 p.m. at The National Art League 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. The free program promises to be an informative,instructive demonstration given by a creative talented artist. All are welcome. 718-224-4953.

The New York Hall of Science presents "Psychology: It's More Than You Think" through April 29 , including the Living Carpet in the Great Hall. 718-699-0005.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., presents "Sequined Surfaces: Haitian Vodoun Flags" now through April 20. 718-658-7400.

The 71st annual Spring Open Juried Exhibition of the National Art League will be presented May 7 to June 8. $1,500 in awards. All media except photography, judged by Charlotta Kotik, curator of the Brooklyn Museum. Send a self-adrressed, stamped envlope for prospectus to: Open Show, National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 718-224-4953

The Bayside Historical Society, Building 208, Fort Totten, Bayside presents Paper Quilts, an exhibition by Zelda Tanenbaum. There will be a tour of the quilts and demonstration at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited. 718-352-1548.

Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives presents "Janusz Korczak's Warsaw" through June 30. The exhibit traces the career of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw until his death at Treblinka in August, 1942. Consists of a narrative text, photographs and documents. Library Basement, Room 30. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free event. 718-225-1617.

Look up in the sky...it's a bird...it's a plane...no, it's Not-a-Superhero, appearing at the Queens Museum of Art now through May 27. Artist Luca Buvoli presents the latest chapter in the adventures of Not-a-Superhero, in the exhibition Around, Around, and Away-Not-a-Superhero and the Myth of New York, the latest installment in the museum's Wall Work series. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Science and technology shed a whole new light on traditional printmaking and photography by creating new, exciting forms of contemporary art. Art and Science Collaborations brings its third annual digital art competition exhibition to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall - the Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hallin Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This compact panel exhibit spotlights the New York Hall of Science, built for the 1964 -1965 World's Fair. Discover the Great Hall, its architect, Wallace K. Harrison, and the history behind its seven-story blue stained glass serpentine walls. 718-699-0005.

Faces tell a thousand stories, the eyes are the windows of the soul. Esther Kirchevsly teaches portrait drawing to novices and practices artists at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents "My Haitian Diary" by Francois Rides Garcia. Free admission. Also, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre continues its exhibit, "Perspective Visions" by Philip Howell, a photo essay, at the Center For Culture, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. 718-523-3312.

"Castle - 6,500 years of Bayside History," and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-3521548.

An ongoing art exhibit featuring oilist Mary Ann Klein, watercolorist Diane Lieberman, and photographer Jean Rogers continues March 3, 10, and 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Doulgaslton, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-229-6169.

Events

The Queens Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Luncheon on Mon., March 12 at Terrace On The Park at noon. The event will feature the N. Y. P. D. Ceremonial Unit, the Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society, Hirten Family Irish Dancers, Irish Tenor Jimmy Walsh and The Noel McAtasney Band. The luncheon will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Terrace in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets: $42. 718-898-8500

The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston will presents clasical music each week. 718-224-2597.

All children and their parents are invited to participate in a gala Children's Purim Party and Carnival on Sun., March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86th Ave., Briarwood. The festivities will begin with songs, skits, and a children's Costume Parade and Contest. Every child in costume will get a prize. The party will be followed by a Carnival. Refreshments and tickets for Carnival games are reasonably priced. 718-657-5151

Forums

A Visual Arts Forum is held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at La Vuelta Bistro, Long Island City. Artists are invited to bring one work of art to share. 718-274-9585.

Instruction/lectures

Traditional Greek folk dances are taught weekly at the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave., Astoria. Classes are forming now for the beginning and advanced dancer through June. Registration is ongoing. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. for adult beginners and 9:30 p.m. for the advanced. Children's classes are held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (for ages 6-10) and 7:15 p.m. (for ages 10-14) 718-726-7329.

Novelist W.G. Sebald will be the guest of the Queens College Evening Readings on Tues., March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. Admission: $8. 718-997-4646.

Performances

Marathon Little Theatre Group will be presents the musical comedy, "Crazy For You" on March 10, 11, 18, 24 and 25. Performances will be Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60 Ave, Douglaston. Tickets: $12, $10. 718-428-1580.

The Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King, Andrew Dice Clay brings his street smart, sex obssessed persona to Westbury Music Fair on Fri., April 13 and 14. Tickets: $45. 212-307-7171.

Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall, along with special guests Ron White and Larry the Cableguy, Foxworthy and Engvall appear at Westbury Music Fair on March l0 at 6 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets: $37.50. 212-307-7171.

Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents the Syracuse Stage production of Margaret Edson's 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning WIT. The Off-Broadway hit will be performed from March 16 through March 25 as part of the Emigrant Savings Bank Theatre Series at Queens Theatre in the Park. Tickets: $20, $26, 20, $18, $16. 718-760-0064.

Toujours L'Amour, a Faculty Showcase Concert featuring French love songs, will appear at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing. on Sat., March 17 at 8 p.m. Soprano Mary Kay McGarvey, tenor Richard Slade and pianist Junie Cho will perform classics from Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juilette, Hector Berlioz's La Nuts d'Ete, and other selections. Tickets: $5. The next Faculty Showcase concert will feature jazz pianist Helen Sun!: on Fri., May 18. 718-461-8910.

The Outragoeus Fortune Company presents Arcadia, the award-winning play by Tom Stoppars, at Queens Theatre in the Park on March 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $18, $16. 718-760-00064.

Through the magic of live musical theater, all-time favorite children's classics come to life this spring at Westbury Music Fair including, Yate's Musical Theatre's Snow White on March 10 at 11 a.m. and Peter Rabbit on April 14 at I1 a.m. Franklin the Turtle will make a stop at Westbury with Franklins Big Adventure on Sun., May 6 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 212- 307-7171.

A novice Angel, with a special mission, is sent to earth to work as a servant for an eccentric upper-class family. The End of the World may be near. A human comedy for the whole family to die laughing. runs through March 11. English Performances: Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Spanish Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Tickets $20, $18. 718-729-3880.

Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park proudly presents Terry Waldo's one man show Eubie and Me. Showcasing Waldo as a composer, arranger, playwright, and actor, "Eubie and Me" features the music of Eubie Blake, his contemporaries and new material composed by Terry Waldo. Performances begin Wednesday, March 21st at 2:30 p.m., and continue on Saturdays March 24 and 31 at 8 p.m., and Sundays March 25 and April I at 3 p.m. 718-760-0064.

Oakland Jewish Center, 61-35 220 St., Bayside presents Voices from Broadway on March 17 at 8:15 p.m. Sumptuous Buffet Viennese Table, Purim Gala. Admission: $18. 718-225-7800.

Queens Theatre in the Park In Flushing Meadows Corona Park presents Jazzdance by Danny Buraczeski, on Sat., March 3 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., March 4 at 3 p.m. in Manhattan the following week. Song Awakened is a lyrically sensuous suite to the vocals of Cesaria Evora, and is inspired by Buraczeski's 2000 trip to Havana. Tickets: $27, $24, $21, and $17. 718-760-0064,

Dream a Dream Productions, a theater repertory company, perform scenes and monologues on selected Saturdays now through March at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave. 718-268-7934.

Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents Imago's "Frogs, Lizards, Orbs and Slinkys" on Sat., March 10 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $IS; $16, $12. 718-760-0064.

Poetry

The Jackson Heights poets will be reading at Barnes and Noble, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills n March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 718-424-5494.

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing presents Open Mic Night on the first Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians are welcome. 718-424-6494.

Open Mic for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, and comedians is held on the first Monday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 718-424-6494.

Queens Theatre in the Park presents Sam Harris In Concert, Fri., March 9 at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage of Queens Theafre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Tickets: $22, $18, $15 718-760-0064.

Seniors

The Forest Hills Senior Center offers line dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. 718-699-1010.

The Kew Gardens Community Center offers a variety of exercise, art, and other classes and activities throughout the week. 718-268-5960.

The Rego Park Senior Center offers meals, health screenings, housing clinics, ballroom dancing, line dancing, and other events and activities. 718-896-8511.

Singles

Cyber Singles meets Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills offers volleyball for singles 22 to 45 on Sunday mornings. 718-268-5011.

The Outdoor Singles activities hotline is 718-353-5506.

Slide Shows

A slide presentation, "College Point Then and Now," will be Sat., March 10 at 2 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Native American and Summer Resort Exhibits will be open. Admission: $3, free for members. 718-358-0067.

Workshops

A Water Color Workshop will be held on Thurs., March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $85. 718-229-4000.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues this fall at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, offers a weekly, multi-media creative arts group for teens through age 18 on Monday evenings. 718-592-5757.

Esther Krichevsky teaches portrait drawing to novices and practiced artists at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Queens Museum of Art presents free Family Drop-In Art Workshops every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-592-9700.

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